Friday, April 6:
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Networking Reception
Saturday, April 7:
6:15/6:30/7:00 a.m.: Shuttles to Bear’s Best Golf Course
6:30 – 7:15 a.m.: Breakfast for Golfers at Bear’s Best Las Vegas
The SVG Golf Tournament continues to be a mainstay when it comes to fun networking activities at NAB. This year’s outing will be played at Bear’s Best Las Vegas located at 11111 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Be sure to sign up today by contacting Carrie Bowden at email@example.com
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast at Red Rock Casino for Non-Golfing Attendees
If you aren’t hitting the links don’t worry: we have you covered. Join us for a relaxing breakfast buffet at the Red Rock Casino Resort.
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Golf Outing
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Spa Treatments at Red Rock Casino Resort
Non-golfers are entitled to a complimentary spa treatment at the Red Rock Casino Resort. Please note that space is limited and spa guests must first be approved by SVG membership services prior to booking their appointment.
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch
The afternoon’s activities begin with a networking lunch at the Red Rock Casino Resort.
2:00 p.m.: Chairman’s Welcome
SVG Advisory Chairman Tom Sahara takes to the stage to kick things off and introduce this year’s opening keynote presenter.
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Global Production Perspectives: State of the Industry
Josh Stinehour, principal analyst with Devoncroft Partners, takes to the stage to offer up Devoncroft’s latest research of the broadcast manufacturing community, the health of the broadcast business, and the potential for new revenue streams during this always lively presentation.
Presenter: Josh Stinehour, Devoncroft Partners, Principal Analyst
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Global Perspectives in Sports Production: North America
In the first of a two-part overview of the sports production marketplace leaders in North American sports production take to the stage to discuss the current and future state of sports production.
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Case Study
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Networking Break
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Case Study
4:15 – 5:00: Global Perspectives in Sports Production: Europe
In part-two of our afternoon discussion leaders from the sports production industry in Europe discuss the latest production trends and accomplishments in Europe. How are formats like UHD, HDR, and Dolby Atmos transforming content creation?
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Free Time
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Networking Reception
7:00 p.m.: SVG Chairman’s Forum Dinner and Golf Awards
Sunday, April 8:
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Sports Content Management and Storage Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Sunday Morning Breakouts
The 2018 Chairman’s Forum concludes with two hours of breakout sessions designed to take a deeper dive into two key areas of the industry:
Breakout One: Sports Content Management and Storage (SCMS)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.: This is designed as an open forum for individuals responsible for managing, archiving, and protecting sports content. Led by SVG’s SCMS Advisory Committee, this two-hour roundtable discussion will provide media-management leaders from broadcasters, leagues, teams, digital outlets, and vendors with an opportunity to address a variety of hot-button issues currently facing the industry, including cloud and virtualization, logging and metadata challenges, the promise of AI for MAM, the impact of 4K and HDR, security and content protection, and more.
Breakout Two: Future of Remote Production
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Morning Keynote: Broadcast Buying Trends
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Understanding Our Virtual Machine Future
Is the broadcast industry ready for the move to virtual machines, Software as a Service, and other next-generation technologies that will change the way broadcast equipment and facilities are manufactured, designed, and managed? Experts lay out some of the considerations to keep in mind when moving to a future that relies on virtual machines.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Case Study
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.: Automated Production: Friend or Foe?
NAB 2018 promises to feature more and more systems that can automate production processes like operating a camera, audio mixing, editing, and even directing. What are the current limitations for automated content creation? What does it mean to the artistic side of production? And where do the people fit in?
11:00 a.m.: Event Ends
11:30 a.m.: Transportation to Las Vegas Strip Hotels